College Assistant / Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning Assistant (Part-time)

Position: College Assistant / Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning Assistant (Part-time)

Support Staff

PVN #: 0027

Closing Date: Open until filled

Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies:


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2018 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Within CUNY SPS, the Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning administers professionally-oriented certificate programs and courses, including those in the areas of immigration law, project management, and science education. This office is also responsible for developing and managing customized workplace learning programs for organizational partners, coordinating college transition programming, and managing operations needed for the growth of continuing education programming.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Program Director, the College Assistant’s duties will include the following:

  • Provide administrative support for programs in the Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning.
  • Assist with planning, coordinating, and delivering orientation sessions to high school students.
  • Assist with coordinating the course registration process.
  • Communicate the school’s academic policies to students.
  • Provide support in navigating students’ online course technology or access issues.
  • Report students’ course attendance and progress to high school liaisons to ensure ongoing success.
  • Assist maintaining accurate student records.
  • Collaborate with internal CUNY SPS departments and with external partners.
  • Assist in the dissemination and collection of faculty workload reporting forms and timesheets.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Associates Degree/Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years related experience
  • Strong computer skills required; specifically, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to follow established processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.
  • Willingness to travel locally to high schools in the 5 boroughs of NYC.
  • Experience with College Access or student success programs.

Salary Range: $16.55 to $20.00 per hour

Hours: 20 hours per week


Please send resume and cover letter along with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 business references to:
CUNY SPS PEWL Assistant/College Assistant Search

Jennifer DePalma

Program Manager

119 W. 31st Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10001


CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:


The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee).


All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies verifies education and experience statements.

Open until filled.